In Reply to: Cheap Fix posted by JiminVirginia on September 12, 2000 at 13:56:15:
Tried lubricating various points on the clutch mechanism first with WD-40, then with sprayable lithium grease. No luck. Finally tried silicone spray on the "piston" inside the heavy spring that puts tension on the pedal, which has worked since I did this about two weeks ago. Try it.
This is a common problem.
I fix mine by periodically spraying the clutch housing and bushings with about a half ton of WD-40. It is possible to attempt this and miss that certain spot that really needs the lubrication, but a carpet bombing approach will work just about every time. Yeah, it'll smell like WD-40 for a day. You can live with this.
Crude but effective. Good luck.